Record

Reference numberAP/5/3
LevelItem
TitleUnpublished translation, 'Account of a strange blight' by unknown author
Date[1783]
DescriptionThe author describes an instance around 24 June [1783?] in which all the trees and plants around his town in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany appeared as if they were frostbitten. The author describes the effect this had on trees in the forest, including larches, firs, Weymouth pines, junipers, birches, walnuts, cherries, plums, elms, oaks, beeches, aspens, and poplars. The author determined that the blight was likely caused by a singeing flame or a phlogiston. Corrections appear in ink throughout.

This is a partial translation of the account written in German found at AP/5/4.

Subject: Botany
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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